Video Compression Basics
Video compression is key in getting your video online and making it load fast for viewing. But compression can also cause nasty artifacts. In this lesson we cover the basics of how video compression works and some common terms used in the field.
How To Make a Surf Video Featured
In this lesson, Vimeo Video School teamed up with Korduroy.tv to teach you how to shoot a surfing video, check it out!
The Basics of Underwater Video
Are you an aquatic explorer who wants to share your H2O adventures via video? Learn the basics of shooting underwater in this handy guide to mastering the seven seas of video.
10 iPhone Apps to Make Your Mobile Videos Shine
These days not only is your phone always within reach, there are a plethora of apps to help your mobile videos shine. Once you play around with these iPhone apps, your smartphone will start to feel more like a super portable, tricked out camera that also happens to make calls.
Storytelling with Sound
Sound is half of your video and a huge part of any story. To celebrate this we've partnered with stillmotion and present the Big Shorts challenge. Read up for details!
Viewfinders and Monitors: Tools to Help You Focus
Attaining a sharp image is arguably one of the most important but challenging aspects of shooting. Fortunately, tools like viewfinders and monitors can help you get around the limitations of your camer's LCD screen.
Light 'Em Up: Basic Lights
Think it's time to step up your production value with some lights? Let us help you with some basic info about commonly used video lights.
Mobile Filmmaking Gear Featured
Our friends at Photojojo sent us some awesome mobile filmmaking gear to play with! Come on, let's turn that tired mobile phone video into a masterpiece.
Optical vs. Digital Zoom
When zooming in this digital age, an important distinction needs to be made between optical and digital zoom. Let's explore the difference together!
J-Cuts & L-Cuts
You've probably seen J-Cuts and L-Cuts in all sorts of videos and movies. Learn how to identify them and when to consider using them in your videos.
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